Since 1780, Le Grand Bois has been well known in the area. Traditionally it was an inn, where travellers could relax during their journey through the hills. Nowadays, the inn is a guesthouse and the adjacent wooded area is a 3-star, natural camping ground.
We offer a variety of accommodation styles, ranging from rooms and apartment in the guesthouse, to luxurious safari-lodge tents, to tunnel tents and pitches on the camping site for your own tent or caravan.
You are welcome for any length of stay in either style of accommodation, be it one night, a weekend away, or an extended holiday with your family and/or friends. Maybe a sports club celebration, a party, a group meeting, a wedding, a corporate event … whatever your reason to stay in an oasis of calm, in the middle of nature, Le Grand Bois caters for all ages and group sizes.
Situated in the Drôme, also known as the pre-Alps, French guests call this place ‘un petit paradis’, being nestled in a protected nature reserve with spectacular views, imposing ridges, beautiful villages and famous for its pure air. Far away from traffic and mass tourism, you can relax by the swimming pool, surrounded by open grass meadows, or laze the day away on one of the sun-drenched terraces.
The area offers an interesting combination of history, culture, tourist and sporting activities, as well as diverse natural surrounds for you to discover. Under the environment chapter on this site you can find many ideas for activities, including walks starting from right outside Le Grand Bois, a list of local markets, museums and fun things for kids to do.
Le Grand Bois is located between Bourdeaux and Dieulefit, rural villages with many local shops, cafés and weekly markets. The Drôme is also a very popular area for hiking. There are a number of signposted walks along the campsite, including the historic ‘Huguenot trail’, and the ‘GR 965’. And walk lovers should not miss the nearby Saoû forest, a beautiful and famed geological nature reserve.